In these troubled times the need for clear and easy-to-read information is more critical than ever. This edition of the Community Care News Digest is a quick summary of issues that might be impacting on you.
As the smoke clears, along comes a virus that appears to hurt our sector the most. But together we can act in unison and there are resources to access. This News Digest gives you Minister Richard Colbeck’s statement and a feature article for aged care workers. If you want more please go to the WSCF website for a range of initiatives designed to help the services sector through these tough times.
A recent initiative that you might want to know about is the PainChek initiative which is a smart phone app using facial recognition technology to read pain levels in people who are not able to communicate.
For aged care services you will want to hear about the Business Improvement fund to support sustainable operations, the Phase 1 of improvements to Payment Admin for Home Care Packages to start June 2020, calculating residential accommodation payments in a leap year, the funding extension for CHSP to June 2022 and the DEX Reporting changes.
The good news is that the NDIS wait times have reduced and we hope to hear this continue in the future. Read this report and also about what is happening with regard to NDIS delivery.
For people in the disability care sector read about the Grants to support people with disability to better connect with community.
For those of you who need some new resources we recommend looking at the Project Management for Community Workers and the Dementia Care Navigator in Western Sydney.
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